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Freakonomics

The Man Who Would Be Everything: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

What is Boris Johnson? A better question might be: what isn't Boris Johnson? He is, inter alia, the Mayor of London; a prolific author, journalist and, as of this month, a biographer of Winston Ch...

The Man Who Would Be Everything Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “The Man Who Would Be Everything” [MUSIC: Seks Bomba, “The Cat” (from Operation B.O.M.B.A.)] Stephen J. DUBNER: On this week...

Why Do People Keep Having Children? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

What are the factors that make a given person more or less likely to have children? How important are income, education, and optimism about the future? Is it true that "development is the best cont...

Why Do People Keep Having Children? Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Why Do People Keep Having Children?” [MUSIC: Madrona Music, “Stomp It”] EMILY OSTER: My name is Emily Oster, I’m an economi...

Good News For People Who Rely on Movie Reviews

According to a new working paper by Stefano DellaVigna and Johannes Hermle, movie reviews aren't biased by media ownership. The paper is called "Does Conflict of Interest Lead to Biased Coverage? E...

Should the U.S. Merge With Mexico? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

There seem to be two global winds blowing in opposite directions: companies are merging like never before while nation-states from Spain to Iraq to the United Kingdom are threatening to break ap...

Should the U.S. Merge With Mexico? Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Should the U.S. Merge With Mexico?” [MUSIC: The Diplomats of Solid Sound, “Smash Up” (from Destination… Get Down!)] Stephen J....

What Can Vampires Teach Us About Economics? Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “What Can Vampires Teach Us About Economics?“ [MUSIC: Arturo Sacchetti, “Toccata Und Fugue in D Minor” (from Organ Masterworks)] ...

What Can Vampires Teach Us About Economics? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Do vampires employ an optimal strategy in choosing their mates? Would a zombie invasion help create jobs? And what would happen if vampires didn't have to attack humans to get blood? These are so...

Do Not Read This Unless You Have Already Listened to “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know”

Our latest podcast is called "Tell Me Something I Don't Know." It's the debut of a live game show with audience contestants and celebrity judges, including Malcolm Gladwell. In the final round, the...